Man finds he is only passenger aboard 188-seater Boeing 737
Skirmantas Strimaitis described his journey as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime experience’.
A man flying out for a skiing holiday had an unusually quiet flight as he had an entire plane to himself.
Skirmantas Strimaitis was the only passenger aboard the Boeing 737-800, which can seat up to 188 people, as he flew from Lithuanian capital Vilnius to Bergamo in northern Italy last month.
The only other people aboard the flight, which lasted more than two hours, were two pilots and five crew members.
Strimaitis told the Associated Press it was “a once-in-the-lifetime experience”.
The Novaturas travel agency said it had chartered the plane to fly a group home from Italy, and to avoid flying empty on the outbound leg, one-way tickets were sold. Only one person bought one.